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Are You the Entrepreneurial Type?

If you possess these 5 traits of successful entrepreneurs, it's time to quit dreaming and start planning your business.

This story appears in the August 2002 issue of Teen Startups.

(YoungBiz) - So you've always dreamed of being your own boss. Yep, that's you, the top banana, the big cheese. You can just see yourself, giving orders via your cell phone while sunning yourself on some faraway beach.

Being in business for yourself could work out that way. But it isn't likely to start out that way. You'll likely encounter some rough patches along the road to the big rewards. Do you have what it takes to hang in there? 'Treps who have been there tend to share five common traits that are key to long-term business success:

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